Season 9 | Explore all Episodes

Premiere date: March 29, 2020
The medics and midwives of Nonnatus House encounter new challenges as the population shifts, rules change and old diseases return. Meanwhile, their own experiences are fueled by love, loss and doubt.

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Behind the Scenes Interviews

Behind the Scenes | Writing for the Times
The cast and crew behind Call the Midwife discuss how the writing keeps the show relevant, fresh and speaks to today's challenges.
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Blogs from Season 9

A Call to Action
A Call to Action
by Andrea Altomaro | May 26, 2020
Trixie's words echoed down to the generations of midwives before her and the ones after her, and all to all of the health care providers who work with vulnerable, underserved populations.
Every Person Deserves a Midwife
Every Person Deserves a Midwife
by Michelle Collins | May 18, 2020
We “midwife” people both into, and out of, this life. If you think about just the physiologic processes involved in both birthing and dying, the two are remarkably similar.
The Faces Behind the Numbers
The Faces Behind the Numbers
by Katie Moriarty | May 18, 2020
When I watched this last episode of Season 9, I was proud of Trixie. I think she would be proud of us as we weather the storms and strive to shine in our time.
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 8 GIF Recap Episode Recap
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 8 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | May 18, 2020
“Call the Midwife” family, we’ve made it to the season finale and oh what a time it has been over these past few months.
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 7 GIF Recap Episode Recap
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 7 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | May 11, 2020
A week has gone by since Episode 6 of “Call the Midwife” tore through our hearts and dragged us through the emotional passing of Warren Bryant. It was a journey we didn’t sign up for, but here we are.
The Medicalization of Birth
The Medicalization of Birth
by Katie Moriarty | May 11, 2020
With the opening scene I could feel a visceral difference in the room and the approach to assisting the woman in childbirth.
When Daily Challenges Cloud Out Judgment
When Daily Challenges Cloud Out Judgment
by Michelle Collins | May 11, 2020
Challenges for Dr. McNulty, for Sister Frances, for Nurse Franklin, for Marian Arnsby, and for others. All different, yet all challenges just the same.
I Believe in You
I Believe in You
by Andrea Altomaro | May 11, 2020
Here’s to Call the Midwife for accurately representing the work of midwives, bringing the knowledge of the midwifery model of care to the mainstream. Happy Nurses Week!
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 6 GIF Recap Episode Recap
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 6 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | May 04, 2020
We’re not sure about the rest of you, but it’s been many moons since we last succumbed to Heidi Thomas’ poetic writing with a true, heart wrenching ugly cry.
Discovering Ways to Cope with the Here and Now
Discovering Ways to Cope with the Here and Now
by Katie Moriarty | May 04, 2020
As a Modern Day midwife in the midst of COVID-19, times are difficult as we have to rethink how to share our joys and our struggles and even our grief.
'The Bonds, However Delicate, Were Perfect'
'The Bonds, However Delicate, Were Perfect'
by Michelle Collins | May 04, 2020
When people hear what any birth worker does, they inevitably comment on how “happy” our work must be. Yes, it is a glorious place to be. When it is sad, though, it is the saddest of places to be.
Surviving Trauma as a Health Care Provider
Surviving Trauma as a Health Care Provider
by Andrea Altomaro | May 04, 2020
I may feel overwhelmed, stretched in every direction between all of my responsibilities, but I’m so grateful for the mental escape each week as I tune in to Call the Midwife.
Seeing Stars
Seeing Stars
by Deborah McBain | April 27, 2020
When a blow is suffered, do you see pain or brightness in the stars in your head? I choose to shape a hopeful brightness. The pause becomes a push to be better.
Midwifing the Soul’s Transitions
Midwifing the Soul’s Transitions
by Andrea Altomaro | April 27, 2020
Birth and death, the great transitions in life, hold such significance in the lives of the bystanders.
Life Can Change in One Breath
Life Can Change in One Breath
by Katie Moriarty | April 27, 2020
I have often been struck by how similar both birth and death can be. In an instant everything changes …. for an instant, the world holds its breath.
'Superwoman' Syndrome
'Superwoman' Syndrome
by Michelle Collins | April 27, 2020
The “superwoman” phenomenon can have very real, very negative health consequences.
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 5 GIF Recap Episode Recap
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 5 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | April 27, 2020
Last night, we were gifted with a few of our favorite things when “Call the Midwife” returned for Episode 5.
The Midwife’s Role as Educator
The Midwife’s Role as Educator
by Andrea Altomaro | April 20, 2020
I feel a sense of satisfaction each week after taking in a new episode of Call the Midwife when I can relate to the experiences of the midwives of Nonnatus House, and this week was no exception.
Revealing the Faults in Our Care
Revealing the Faults in Our Care
by Katie Moriarty | April 20, 2020
This is an unprecedented time but I have been impressed with how quickly some have pulled together to face this crisis. I have faith, belief, and hope that we will face the challenges ahead of us.
The Challenge of Change
The Challenge of Change
by Deborah McBain | April 20, 2020
Human interaction is complicated. Change is challenging. Be ready for missteps, misunderstandings and misbehaviors.
Lessons in Care for New Doctors
Lessons in Care for New Doctors
by Michelle Collins | April 20, 2020
Using her keen knowledge of emergency management, Nurse Dyer was able to resolve a situation without doing unnecessary harm – and taught a young doctor a very valuable lesson to boot.
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 4 GIF Recap Episode Recap
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 4 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | April 20, 2020
From supporting the use of birth control to the formation of an advisory center for unwed mothers, “Call the Midwife” has drastically transformed over the past few years.
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 3 GIF Recap Episode Recap
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 3 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | April 13, 2020
Spring has sprung and the month of May spreads sunshine and good vibes across the city.
A Different Spring
A Different Spring
by Deborah McBain | April 13, 2020
Yes, Spring is altered and different this year for humans, but nature goes about her business as usual.
Going the Extra Mile
Going the Extra Mile
by Michelle Collins | April 13, 2020
We have the power to make a difference in a woman’s life, like nurse Crane did, by caring for the extra mile.
Meeting Them Where They Are
Meeting Them Where They Are
by Andrea Altomaro | April 13, 2020
Watching this week’s episode made me feel so proud to be a part of this amazing profession.
To Face the Challenges of Today, We Adapt
To Face the Challenges of Today, We Adapt
by Katie Moriarty | April 13, 2020
As a Modern Day midwife, what I took away from this episode was adaptation.
Taking the Harder Path
Taking the Harder Path
by Michelle Collins | April 06, 2020
One of the qualities I so admire about the nuns is how they are able to separate their beliefs from what the patient needs.
Embracing the Present
Embracing the Present
by Katie Moriarty | April 06, 2020
When we cannot alter things or control things—it is ok to sit and allow yourself the grace to accept your thoughts and feelings.
Fundamental Caregiving
Fundamental Caregiving
by Deborah McBain | April 06, 2020
The future still holds hope and opportunity to shape the culture into one that will recognize the fundamental significance and all-encompassing scope of caregiving and caregivers.
The Importance of Adaptability
The Importance of Adaptability
by Andrea Altomaro | April 06, 2020
Sister Monica Joan reminded me that while I cannot change the present, I must instead change how I respond to it.
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 2 GIF Recap Episode Recap
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 2 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | April 06, 2020
We’re back in Poplar for Episode 2 and Lent is upon us. For our “Midwife” family, that means no sweets, no flowers and, maybe for the best, no cigarettes.
In the Midst of a Crisis, Our Actions Impact the Outcome
In the Midst of a Crisis, Our Actions Impact the Outcome
by Andrea Altomaro | March 30, 2020
Andrea Altomaro on the actions we take and how we cope with a new, widespread virus.
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 1 GIF Recap Episode Recap
Call the Midwife Season 9, Episode 1 GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | March 30, 2020
Hello and welcome, “Call the Midwife” friends! Your prayers have been answered. We’ve survived the long, cold months of winter and are crawling out of hibernation just in time for the premiere of S...
Carrying Our Past Into the Future
Carrying Our Past Into the Future
by Deborah McBain | March 30, 2020
Deborah McBain on how our past shapes our future.
Keeping These Bonds with Us, Always
Keeping These Bonds with Us, Always
by Michelle Collins | March 30, 2020
I am a midwife, and I am also a nurse, and have also, at times, best met women’s needs (through my midwife role) as their friend.
To Tackle Today's Outbreak, We Need to Act As One
To Tackle Today's Outbreak, We Need to Act As One
by Katie Moriarty | March 30, 2020
It is important to take our situation today seriously—protect yourself, and thereby, we will protect each other.
Call The Midwife 2019 Holiday Special GIF Recap
Call The Midwife 2019 Holiday Special GIF Recap
by Emma Goddard | December 26, 2019
Catch up on the 2019 Holiday Special of Call the Midwife. Warning: spoilers ahead.
Chain of Love
Chain of Love
by Deborah McBain | December 26, 2019
As Dr. Turner and the Midwives left East London to connect with the people in the Hebrides, they passed barriers. From roaming sheep to bristling matriarchs, they found links and bonds.